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An Analysis of the Symbolic Meanings of Colors in Beloved

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DOI: 10.23977/aetp.2021.54027 | Downloads: 137 | Views: 1293


Zhaoyang Lai 1


1 North China University of Technology, Beijing 100043, China

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Zhaoyang Lai


In Beloved, Morrison successfully used color symbolism to reveal the victimization of the blacks’ society under slavery. The color symbolic image in this novel plays a great role in the profound thoughts and themes. In this novel, the author’s description of color not only reflects the differences in the living environment of black and white people, but also reflects the spiritual world of black people. Therefore, it is of practical significance to study the color symbol of Beloved. This paper focuses on the symbolic meaning of color words in Morrison’s novel Beloved, to provide some valuable references for scholars to study the image of color in the future.


Symbolism, Color, Beloved


Zhaoyang Lai. An Analysis of the Symbolic Meanings of Colors in Beloved. Advances in Educational Technology and Psychology (2021) 5: 203-209. DOI:


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